The Senate proposed impeachments of Constitutional Council members for “obnoxious” and “dishonest” behavior. It also passed a bill to produce an online forum for suggestions for ASSU discussion.
On Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) modified funding guidelines and unanimously approved on a joint bill with the Undergraduate Senate that will put an amendment to the ASSU constitution up for vote in elections.
Although the student body will vote on a multitude of candidates and Annual Grants in the upcoming ASSU elections, absent from the ballot this year are student-submitted referenda. This election season, there were three student-submitted referenda up for petitioning; however, none of them acquired enough signatures to move forward on the ballot despite strong backing from various student groups.
The Undergraduate Senate discussed the Constitutional Council’s decision to move forward with a suit that Band and Stanford Health Peer Resource Center (SHPRC) filed to appeal Senate’s decision not to fund their officer salaries.
Over the past few years, a diverse array of student organizations have sought to combat sexual assault on campus. Their initiatives have included workshops, conferences, student groups and collaboration with the administration — all of which tackle different aspects of the issue, including efforts in education and prevention, data transparency and University accountability and adjudication.
Though most students know that the bulk of Senate funds go to student groups, fewer are familiar with the funding machinery behind the programming — and the challenges that come with stretching the dollar across the over 700 registered student organizations.
The 18th Undergraduate Senate underwent a practice round of the new elections system for the ASSU ballot in its second meeting of the new year. The body also discussed resolutions for drinking fountains in Crothers and Florence Moore Hall (FloMo).
The undergraduate and graduate student legislative bodies met in a joint meeting to discuss action on sexual assault, green goods, and student elections.